WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 11: Jeff Skinner #53 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates with the puck during the first period of an NHL game against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)
The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.
— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday